Well, lucky, lucky me.

I found some used drag pipes in the country, for very cheap.


I removed the stock exhaust.

Ready to wrap the pipes (wear gloves! I didn’t – sore hands).

The pipes all wrapped up.

I installed the new exhausts.


Here is a video comparing the stock exhaust with the drag pipes.


8 responses

  1. Battles

    Love what you’ve done to your bike. I found this while looking for ideas for my own.

    Did you notice a power loss after fitting the short pipes?
    I have a XVS250 and was warned off shorter pipes. A couple of guys reckon the smaller v-twin needs loads of baffles to make enough back pressure.

    15/08/2011 at 8:46 PM

    • BD

      Cheers man!
      As far as a loss in power, maybe? But not really. I have some baffles in them anyway.
      Plus the loud pipes make it seem faster haha! And make for a more enjoyable ride.
      Not that the 250 is earth shattering performance-wise anyway.. I just cruise.
      Thanks! Yall come back now ya hear!

      15/08/2011 at 9:14 PM

      • Battles

        What brand are yours?
        If I can, I’d rather buy some that someone else has experience of rather than buying blind.

        23/08/2011 at 8:46 AM

      • BD

        i bought mine scond hand, but i believe they are West Eagle.. hit up the ‘virago tech forum’, i know they is one other brand too..

        23/08/2011 at 8:09 PM

  2. HooHoo

    Hey the bike looks awsome, I have a bobber myself I’m building but I cent find pipes and I’ve lookd everywhere, I like the style of urse and seen a lot like them but I can’t find them anywhere, can u help me out in where I can find a set?

    05/03/2012 at 1:17 AM

    • BD

      just google, West Eagle make some
      even a custom exhaust shop can make some up for the same price, maybe less,
      go have a chat to someone

      15/05/2012 at 1:10 AM

  3. ric

    Hi there,

    Nice stuff what you’ve done with your xv250. I would like to ask you about removing the stock exhaust on the bike. Was it hard to remove them specially the rear pipe? Did you have to elevate or extremely tilt the bike to get to the rear exhaust? Or would simply just having the bike on the side stand would do?! Any tips or suggestions regarding how to remove the stock pipes?! I know this is an old post. Thanks.

    05/06/2013 at 5:32 AM

    • BD

      No issues, just did it with the bike on it’s stand. Easy as pie 🙂

      24/06/2013 at 3:55 AM

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